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    Craigslist adds

    I have heard alot of negative things on here about craigslist adds for air conditioning work. I will agree that 75% of them are probably unlicensed hacks that don't know what they are doing. But not everyone can be included in that category. I have an add on Craigslist and it helps me make extra money for my family. I work a full time job with a lot of overtime but I still do things on the side. It doesn't mean I'm a hack or I don't have a clue what I'm doing because I have an add on craigslist. I have a Master Mechanical license, a business license, and i am properly insured and I always get the proper permits and inspections, and anyone who knows me will tell you I only do quality work. I am 37 years old and I don't want to work for someone forever. Eventually I would like to go out on my own. But until I get enough customers to guarantee I won't starve to death, I have to keep my full time job. Craigslist is free advertising, that's how I look at it and that's why I am on there even though I get most work by referral and word of mouth. All I'm saying is try not to label someone as a hack just because of how they choose to advertise, because not all people fall into the same category.

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    CL isn't all bad. My brother in law does a ton of business on there. I think the things that get to most of the people here is the customers who tell you that they are going to supply the equipment and they are going to pay 200 bucks for installation.

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    It has replaced the local newspaper for advertising a job opening to get work here in Tulsa OK. Maybe the local newspaper has risen to be to expensive to pay to find and employee. This town is still small enough one can tell whom the hacks are for offering service and one can tell whom is legit.

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    Ya I understand where they are coming from and some of those guys make me want to choke them. I don't advertise cheap work I advertise quality and workmanship. If they want it cheap they can scroll down one more add and have Billy Bob show up in his 72 Pinto with ladder rack on the top and get the tail light warranty which means when you can no longer see his tail lights when he leaves it is no longer under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBM1000 View Post
    It has replaced the local newspaper for advertising a job opening to get work here in Tulsa OK. Maybe the local newspaper has risen to be to expensive to pay to find and employee. This town is still small enough one can tell whom the hacks are for offering service and one can tell whom is legit.
    Oklahoma is pretty restrictive on codes too. I went to Tulsa last November to take the unlimited mechanical journeymans exam it wasn't too bad. We are currently working on a new casino in Miami OK.

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